Bideford boxer Tommy Langford has signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren.
Langford, who lives in Birmingham, is undefeated in seven bouts as a professional.
As an amateur with Bideford ABC and later Hall Green ABC in the Midlands, he represented England.
The deal with Warren, one of the UK's most successful promoters, represents a step forward for the 24-year-old middleweight.
Langford is likely to gain greater exposure through BoxNation, the specialist boxing television channel.
Warren has previously promoted such British boxing stars as Naseem Hamed, Nigel Benn, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan.
In his column for The Sun yesterday, Warren wrote: "I'm continually looking to unearth new talent and earlier this week I signed a very promising young man, Tommy Langford, to a promotional deal and I've got high hopes for him.
"Langford was a highly decorated amateur and two big scalps that stand out on his CV are Callum Smith, who later went on to win a Commonwealth Games silver medal, and also World Amateur Championship Bronze medallist Anthony Fowler.
"He's undefeated in the professionals with seven wins and is trained by Tom Chaney in Birmingham who guided Frankie Gavin through the amateurs and in the pro ranks to winning the British and Commonwealth Welterweight titles."
Langford first started boxing with Bideford at the age of 11 and went on to win national amateur titles.
He made his debut for England against Germany in 2008 and turned professional in 2012, winning his first fight against Steve Spence in Birmingham.